Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on October 11, 2011

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Razika - Eg Vetsje (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Razika - Nytt Pa Nytt (MP3)

Razika

Norway's Razika make their U.S. live debut this Friday at Cameo Gallery. The band's debut album, Program 91, came out in August on Small Town Supersound and is a pretty charming 34-minute listen.

Childhood friends since they were six years old, the band formed in 2005 when the four girls were just 14 and began as a pop-punk band until they discovered reggae. These days, Razika draw comparisons to 2-Tone and Lilliput/Kleenex and you might even hear a little of Camper Van Beethoven's balalaika ska in there too. You can download two tracks from Program 81 at the top of this post -- "Eg Vetsje" is particularly stick-in-your-head catchy.

The band are here in NYC shooting a video and go back to Bergen after the Cameo show so it's you're only chance to see them for now. Razika share the bill with Ski Lodge (Smiths-y indiepop) and the laptop soul of Brooklyn-via-New-Zealand artist Lips.

Video below...

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Razika - Eg Vetsje

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Tags: Norway, Razika

Comments (18)

Hmm.

Wouldn't. Wouldn't. Wouldn't. Wouldn't.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 1:11 PM

I would do any/all of them

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 1:12 PM

shouldnt they be in school ?

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 1:16 PM

I wanted to hate this so fucking bad, but, goddamnit, Eg Vetsje is stuck so deep into my brain I will be hummin' it for days.

I mean, it's not the BEST Ska I've heard recently, but it is very sincere, infectious and chill.

Posted by Klaus Kinski | October 11, 2011 1:35 PM

pass across the board

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 1:43 PM

1:11, your standards are far too high.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 1:51 PM

I was just saying the other day, what the world needs is Norwegian all female teen ska band..

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 1:55 PM

you people are crazy. yes, yes, yes and yes.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 2:07 PM

1:35 is part of the 1%

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 2:22 PM

x-ray please

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 2:25 PM

2-Tone and Lilliput/Kleenex influences work for me.I'll check it out..

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 2:43 PM

What 1:11 meant by "wouldn't" is: "she wouldn't go for me, she wouldn't go for me, she wouldn't go for me, she wouldn't go for me".

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 2:56 PM

Yawn. Watching School of Rock without Jack Black isn't that interesting.

Posted by Really? | October 11, 2011 4:54 PM

the one on the right will do for me, i'll only hit the tom boyish one on the left if i was listening to tomboy

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 4:55 PM

wha wha what

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 7:10 PM

this is seriously awful. Why is this on Brooklyn Vegas. There are actually good bands from Norway. This is not one of them. FAIL.

Posted by tom | October 12, 2011 6:04 AM

Have you ever tried Norweigan hummus? It's really not that bad.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2011 6:55 AM

Brooklyn Vegas

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2011 1:25 PM

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